Director of Estimating

REQ ID:  623

North Carolina (NC), US

Category:  Professional
Work Area:  Remote



About Day and Zimmermann 


When you’ve been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two! At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better! Our 51,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that’s not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? Come join us on purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say.®

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Director of Estimating to join our Day & Zimmermann team. This position is eligible to work remote.


Director of Estimating is responsible for developing and executing all estimating efforts for Maintenance and Construction markets. Be a leader of change for the company's vision and strategies as we develop into new markets and the PMO organization, including Estimators on sites. Reporting to the VP of Project Controls, this position will lead and manage the team responsible for developing all estimates across the organization, collaborating closely with internal business leaders and external customers. The Director is a team member who helps develop "Win Strategies" and ensures that our estimates are responsive, complete, and accurate, positioning MC to win in our very competitive market.

As the Director of Estimating, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Provide oversight and guidance to teams of Estimators working on MC maintenance and project related RFP’s for all business unit markets, including Fossil/Nuclear/Solar power, Industrial and DOE markets
  • Develop and maintain Estimating processes and procedures, as required. Utilize KPI's for As-Sold/As Executed for constant improvements
  • Manage estimating department and processes along with enhancing procedures and unit rate databases
  • Maintain estimating software labor and material standards and ensure consistent usage by Estimators, establish tools to help drive project life cycle - Estimate > Project Execution > Closeout
  • Build strong customer relationship with internal and external customers.  Interface with Operations, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction to provide proposal updates and ensure Estimating deliverables are satisfied for all client proposal activities
  • Attend RFP level reviews and proactively drive a winning RFP strategy

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Substantial previous experience managing the development of maintenance and project focused RFP’s for Fossil/Nuclear Power and Process/Industrial clients, as well as Project execution plans
  • Ability to oversee, support, coach, and provide technical guidance to a team of direct reports across multiple locations, including Estimators and Schedulers
  • Experience leading resource assignments for high-volumes of proposals; must be able to collaborate with Project Controls personnel and Operations leadership to identify resources, drive processes, ensure compliance, attend proposal reviews, and ensure all Estimating deliverables are being consistently satisfied
  • Expert knowledge of Estimating function with a well-versed background in planning, organizing, budgeting, and monitoring progress
  • Knowledge in the application and utilization of various Estimating and Scheduling software programs, including Win Estimator, P6, and the latest version of Microsoft Office Suite

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree preferred
  • 15+ years’ experience in related estimating assignments - Power and Process/Industrial industries required, with strong focus on proposal development
  • 5-10 years’ experience estimating large scale EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) projects Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus
  • Proficiency with Win Estimator, Microsoft Word Office Suite and a strong working knowledge of Primavera P6
  • Great attitude and team player
  • Successful completion of background screening process. (If applicable)


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $148,960 - $223,440. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees, and it shows.  Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:


  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time
  • Ability to read/write complex documents in the English language
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at company’s office or work site


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  APPLY NOW!  Talent Acquisition Partner: Ashley Mitchell

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

  Connect with us: twitter Linkedin facebook youTube